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Damien Hirst
ST. BARTHOLOMEW, EXQUISITE PAIN
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Damien Hirst
ST. BARTHOLOMEW, EXQUISITE PAIN

Details & Cataloguing

Beyond Limits, Sotheby's at Chatsworth

Londres

Damien Hirst
B.1965
ST. BARTHOLOMEW, EXQUISITE PAIN

inscribed DHirst, titled, numbered 5/6 and with the Pangolin Editions foundry stamp


bronze
250 by 110 by 95cm., 98 1/2 by 43 1/4 by 37 3/8 in.
Conceived in 2006 and cast in bronze in an edition of 6 plus two artist's proofs.
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Provenance

White Cube, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

Description


'This piece is titled 'Saint Bartholomew, Exquisite Pain.' and it comes from memories I have of woodcuts and etchings I remember seeing when I was younger. As Saint Bartholomew was a martyr who was skinned alive, he was often used by artists and doctors to show the anatomy of the human body and this is also what I've done. He holds his own skin over his arm and he holds a scalpel and a pair of scissors in his hands so that his exposure and pain are seemingly self inflicted. It's beautiful yet tragic, and like Saint Sebastian his face shows no pain. I added the scissors because I thought Edward Scissorhands was in a similarly tragic yet difficult position - it has a feel of a Rape of the Innocents about it.' DAMIEN HIRST

Beyond Limits, Sotheby's at Chatsworth

Londres